Archive for June 2009

West Coast Green Sponsors New Design Competition

Our friends at West Coast Green were mentioned in  the Archinnovations Magazine on Saturday.  West Coast Green is co-sponsoring the competition “Lifecycle Building Challenge 3”.  The competition aims to attract built and un-built projects that save resources and cut costs and green house emissions. To read the full Archinnovative article click here.

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Good NECC Blogging

A few posts that have us fired up: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2009/06/24/ready-to-webcast-and-podcast-necc-2009-and-discuss-k12online09-at-edubloggercon/ http://www.thethinkingstick.com/5-tips-to-a-successful-necc http://www.adorasvitak.com/Blogger.html http://www.activblogs.com/2009/06/23/2009-activblogging-contest-join-us-at-necc/ http://www.techlearning.com/article/21076

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Updated – Re:Vision Dallas on ABC World News w/ Charlie Gibson

Re:Vision Dallas was part of a series on ABC World News with Charlie Gibson last night titled “Downsizing your Dream Home”. The piece focused on housing trends including buying smaller homes, energy efficiency and renting. The Re:Vision Dallas project is highlighted as a new trend towards energy efficient urban living.

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Green Buildings Features Re: Vision Dallas

Green-Buildings.Com, the green building and education service, reviewed Re: Vision Dallas’ ECOBlOCK entry from the firm ODA in New York City.  Inspired by the basic elements of wind, water, earth and sun, ECOBLOCK focuses on the aspect of creating a community.  ODA did not win the competition, but they submitted a very interesting concept that…

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Channel 7 News visits Little Rock Classrooms

On May 14th we supported a community/media open house in Little Rock. Here’s the footage from Rockafeller Elementary School. “I have seen a change in my students’ learning this year from previous years. The students have learned faster [as a result of using this technology].”

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Scholastic National Award Ceremony / Writopia

On Thursday, June 4th, 2009, Writopia writers, Noa Bendit-Shtull, Sarah Dash, Louis Evans, Emma Goldberg, Ana Henry, Alice Markham-Cantor, Angelica Modabber, Eunju Namkung, Ena Selmanovic, Rachel Sobelsohn, Rebecca Shubert, Rebecca Teich, Kal Victor, and Isis Yoon went to Carnegie Hall where they were bestowed National Silver and Gold Medals from the 2009 Scholastic Awards for…

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NBC coverage of Western Interiors Event

Sensible City hosted San Francisco’s own Ch. 11 at the Western Interiors Design + Home Show: a three-day exhibition + sale of furniture and home accessories by the leading designers and companies in the nation. Here’s the clip:

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CNET News @ West Coast Green

How do you make water out of thin air? Where can you pick up a solar table that powers household electronics? One of the key national news media outlets we targeted for West Coast Green 2006 was CNET (news.com). At the time, their “green” coverage was a budding initiative with poor resources. But Michael Kanellos…

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